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Rice Storage Basket Philippines

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Rattan peel basket with Carabao horn handle, Bontoc, Luzon, Philippines. L. 20th C.
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Description

Hand crafted woven rattan peel rice storage basket with unusual Carabao (local beast of burden) horn fragment attached handle and attractive patina. Round basket with wood framed square bottom. Acquired in the Bontoc region of northern Luzon island, Philippines. Late 20th century. A rare collector basket due to good conditiona and the unusual use of a horn fragment as a handle. Measures 16" tall x 9" diameter in very good condition.